|Evolutionary Architecture and Design|
|Big Up-front Design is a bad idea, as an industry we've learned the consequence of this over the past few decades. Creating design just in time can be a disaster as well. The risk is creating a design that is not extensible and a software system that can get quite hard to evolve and maintain. This is where the principles and the practices we can learn and follow for evolutionary architecture and design come in. This course will help us avoid the perils of up-front design, and at the same time, keep us away from the traps of inadequate or insufficient design. Learn how to create practical design that can efficiently balance the tradeoffs we face in architecting and designing software.|
|The course content will be customized to meet your teams' specific needs. Please review the provided detailed outline and suggest changes (additions, deletions, modifications) as you feel fit.|
|Developers, technical leads, and architects who are interested in creating lightweight, practical, and pragmatic architecture and design for their products|
|Benefits (After taking this course you will be able to):|
- Evaluate the risks of both evolving and not evolving
- Apply principles and practices of evolutionary architecture and design
- Create Strategic Design and evolve it with tactical decisions
- Drive the design using automated tests
- Measure and improve quality of design
- Risk of creating vs. not creating
- Strategic vs. tactical design
- Principles and practices for evolutionary architecture
- How to approach refactoring
- Agile principles for creating lightweight design
- Measuring and improving the quality of design
- Test Driven Design
|View or download a detailed outline for this course from this link.|
|About the Instructor|
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.
He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects.
Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at http://www.agiledeveloper.com. You may read more about Venkat and Agile Developer, Inc. at http://agiledeveloper.com/aboutus.html.
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